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It's been one year since 43 students in rural Mexico disappeared after being attacked by police officers. As protesters mark the anniversary, new theories have emerged about their disappearance.

On the final leg of his U.S. visit, Pope Francis arrived in Philadelphia on Saturday to celebrate Mass and address a huge public gathering outside the city's Independence Hall.

New Buddhist fraternity and sorority houses at San Diego State will have meditation, and will stress compassion. They'll also have typical Greek activities, like parties — with mindfulness mixed in.

A new arts district is taking shape in what was once a booming industrial center. Drab warehouses are canvases for street artists in Hialeah, an affordable alternative to Miami's Wynwood art scene.

It may be surrounded by razor wire and checkpoints, but Baghdad's annual City of Peace Carnival attracts thousands to a huge riverside party to hear music, savor food and hope for a peaceful future.

House Speaker John Boehner shocked Washington on Friday when he said he would leave Congress by the end of October. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Sue Davis about what's next for House Republicans.

The strain of coping with asylum seekers on their joint border is causing Serbia and Croatia to invoke retaliatory frontier restrictions — and recall their bitter political history.

Since Syria's civil war, Brazil has quietly accepted more Syrian refugees than any other country in Latin America. Those refugees are now building new lives and connecting with Syrian history there.

House Speaker John Boehner's resignation from Congress was embraced as a victory by the right wing of the Republican Party. Social conservatives celebrated the news at a conference in Washington.

NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Jeff Brady in Philadelphia about the Pope's visit to the City of Brotherly Love.




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